"Loren Francis is a skilled planner, organizer, and advocate. She balances vision with practicality. Loren communicates clearly with equal measures of candor and diplomacy. Most importantly, her value system emphasizes integrity, respect, and compassion. I worked with Loren for four years including planning meetings, observation of the resulting events, and frequent candid conversations. Loren led a group of parents of high school children who formed an advocacy organization to promote the closing of “achievement gaps” and build full-belongingness for all students and families within the Naperville North High School community."
– Kevin P retired principal, Naperville North High School
“Loren Francis helped de-mystify the college application process by identifying not only WHAT needed to be done, but WHEN. Timing is the key which ensures that all the pieces into place in the end and do not become overwhelming along the way. Loren offered many innovative approaches and tips for every step.”
– G klemic Parent Naperville North High School
“I would like to thank you for attending the African American Male Summit College Fair. Our young men truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with them and share all of the wonderful scholarship opportunities available to them. I hope that you will keep us in mind for future programs as we continue to expose our students to post-secondary opportunities.”
– M White Dean of Students, Glenbard South High School
"Loren Francis was very informative and instructive in guiding us to make college decision in to which schools have excellent computer science program as well as being affordable. Loren diligently reviewed all of my son's applications and provided feedback in order to make sure they exceeded or met the college requirements."
- A Safo Parent Neuqua Valley High School
"Fermilab’s TARGET Program is a high competitive, paid, six-week summer internship.Twenty-one high school summer interns had the pleasure and the benefit of knowledge Mrs. Francis shared during an hour and half workshop held at Fermilab, titled, The College Application Process. Blind workshop evaluation completed by the interns overwhelmingly rated Mrs. Francis’ presentation, subject matter knowledge and communication style, as outstanding."
– Sandra C., Laboratory Diversity & Inclusion Manager, TARGET Program Manager
"Great presentation! It was very helpful."
– Student attending Fermilab S.T.E.M Target Program
"Loren worked with the Guidance and Curriculum departments of the school to organize a series of parent education events focused on preparing students for college admission."
– Kevin P., retired principal, Naperville North High School
"Loren, I wanted to extend my gratitude. It was great to meet you, and let me tell you that I met with all the Target interns this week and they expressed how much they enjoyed your workshop. Thank you for commitment, and I hope to have you back next summer!"
"Loren helped us start to plan and learn about the college admission process. While assessing our son to better understand and find his strengths. She’s patient and a great listener. I would recommend Loren for your college admission counseling."
– A Colareta Naperville parent
"Loren, Thank you for serving on the SFCP Parent to Parent panel.Your time and expertise are much appreciated."
– S Posey, Principal, Naperville North High School
“Mrs. Francis took a huge load off my back, has a busy working parent. We finished the college application process in on time. I can say the service she provided to us was invaluable.”
– S Reddy Parent Neuqua Valley High School
“Our parents appreciated her professional, knowledge, and profound insight that is not typically found in other college admission presentation. I am looking forward to her return and highly recommend her to all parents and students embarking on the college admission process.”
– Andrea J Collier President of Pages Waubonsie Vally High School
“I would strongly recommend LF Educational Consulting for all students who are serious about going to college.”
– Joe C Student Naperville North High School
“Mrs. Francis’s presentation was extremely beneficaial to our junior and senior high school students, and equally as helpful to their parents. She is a passionate advocate for parents students and teachers working collaboratively to ensure best practices in education. Mrs. Francis’s is true educator, demonstrated by her professionalism, dedication and commitment to the field.”
– Albert G Demming Executive Director 100 Black Men of Chicago
“She taught me the steps in the college admissions process and guided me in choosing which colleges to complete applications for, as I knew very little in both of those departments. She also movtivated me to complete the application and required essays quickly, which I honestly can say I would not have done with such speed if not for her assistance.”
– N Reddy Student Neuqua Valley High School
“Mrs. Francis was our guest presenter for the session on College Planning. She opened the session explaining the need for College Readiness and preparedness at an early age. Both parent and students were amazed at the segment in the presentation that answered question they had not anticipated. Mrs.Francis’s presentation was much needed and appreciated by both Mentors, Parents and especially junior and Graduating Seniors.”
– J Holloway Site Coordinator 100 Black Men of Chicago
"Dear Mrs.Francis, I would like to extend one last major thank you for all the guidance you provided me with applying to college. I couldn't have done it without you"
- J Starks Waubonsie Valley High School
“Loren, on behalf of school family, community partnership, we would like to extend our gratitude for your generous support for our Huskie family at the Parent- to-Parent College Admission Night. We received wonderful feedback from the surveys.”
– SFCP Committee Naperville North High School
"Mrs Francis, help me develop a plan for my college admission goals. She encouraged me to complete my applications on time and was very helpful."
- M Hale Student Naperville North High School
"Mrs Francis was our principal presenter this past month and it was evident from her first statement to her last of how committed and dedicated she was to delivering quality information to the mentees and parents that would support their efforts to be successful with post secondary options. I think her compassion and patience during the questions and answer period,further exemplified her overwhelming passion to make a difference in the lives of our youth."
- Frederick J Carter South Suburban Mentoring Program 100BMC
"Mrs. Francis is very organized which greatly helps alleviate the stress of applying to colleges. She has made the process very streamline making it take much less time than if i was applying by myself. Mrs. Francis is very knowledgeable about several college program which aided me in deciding which colleges to apply to."
- A Safo Student Neuqua Valley High School
Mrs.Francis help with organizing the items for the college admission process, and extremely helpful with college essay writing tips. She helped narrow down which colleges was best for me - Thank you
- C QI Student Neuqua Valley High School